As a brand, Hinterland heralds a new way to navigate film and television finance, providing New Zealand and Australian creative producers access to specialist financial knowledge and guidance. The goal – financially enabled producers creating more local content with cultural integrity, making it to the screen both here and around the globe.

When I launched just over a year ago, I really believed for the most part it would be a solo endeavour. So it is with great excitement that I welcome Rosie Hole to Hinterland as Commercial and Business Affairs Manager. Her background and experience is perfect to help deliver on the Hinterland promise.

Rosie has worked in the local and international film and television industry for over 15 years. Most recently, she was an Investment Executive at the New Zealand Film Commission, responsible for the assessment of production funding applications and guiding filmmakers through the application process. Prior to that, Rosie spent almost a decade working in London as part of the Universal Pictures Content Group, where she acquired feature films, documentaries as well as a range of other content for global distribution across all platforms. At Universal, Rosie negotiated distribution deals for The Pod Generation (Sundance Film Festival) and The Inventor (Annecy International Animation Festival) as well as overseeing Australian productions including Lee Kernaghan: Boy From The Bush.  Rosie started her career at Television New Zealand in the Commissioning and Digital Channels teams.

Heading up Commercial and Business Affairs, Rosie will play an integral role for Hinterland, connecting and consulting with producers to champion their projects through what can often be an arduous funding journey. She’ll also be a key conduit with our financial partners, investors and legal counsel.

If you haven’t met Rosie yet, you’ll be happy when you do.

Welcome to Hinterland, Rosie.


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